The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to spiral. LeBron says the Cavs are ‘fragile‘ right now. Head coach Tyronn Lue wants them to drop their agendas. But now, teammates are reportedly grumbling over LeBron’s passing. It’s a mess that’s only getting messier because Friday night, the Cavaliers would drop their third straight. This time, to the Indiana Pacers.
But it’s how they fell that makes it a little bit tougher to swallow.
LeBron James steps out of bounds on a potential game-winning layup pic.twitter.com/7MUf5cv7Ff
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) January 13, 2018
There’s a couple of things to think about here. First off, LeBron misses the layup anyway. But upon hearing a whistle, one may assume that the king was fouled. Not so. But at least James is taking it in stride… at the Thunder’s expense.
“Definitely stepped out by a tiny bit after seeing it over again! Great call. Needed to be in OKC on that drive. Lol. Live and you Learn.”
The Cavaliers are 26-16, and a whopping seven games behind the Boston Celtics. They are 3-7 over their last 10, and are closer to eighth—4 games back of Indiana—than they are to first. This sort of slump seems to hit the Cavs once a year lately, but surely there are brighter days ahead. Just don’t expect that day to be Monday, because Cleveland takes on the Warriors.